Sunday, 29 March 2009

Great current Google Maps

Some current Google Maps that give an idea of how useful this tool can be in so many contexts.

The Eurovision song contest
Showing every entry plus a video of each.

The F1 season
With links to a Silverstone Grand Prix simulator among others.

Amnesty International map
Executions around the world in 2008

Google Map of poverty crises
"The concept behind WikiMapAid is to map poverty crisis hotspots by using collaborative wiki software to enable humanitarian workers and others to add health, welfare and education information to a Google Map.

"Users of the map can add markers to show the location of places such as schools, hospitals or refugee centres, or markers can be added that report on the current situation in an area. Videos and photos can be attached to markers to help explain the current situation."

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